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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Food Challenge

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Welcome to this month's Creative Inking Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring projects with a Food Theme.  We all love food right?  So, you're going to love this hop!

Cool treats, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Frozen Treats, #cooltreats, #frozentreatsframelits, #stampinup, #bjpeters,, #tastytreats, #birthdaycard, #papercrafts, #handstamped, #rubberstamping

One of my favorite things is ice cream!  So the Cool Treats bundle was an obvious choice for me!  Read on to check out the cool technique I used to make the ice cream stand out even more! 

First, let's check out the Nugget treats.  Cool treats, Frozen Treat, Tasty Treats, #cooltreats, #tastytreats, #frozentreats, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #candytreat, #nuggettreat, #stampinupdemonstrator, Nugget treats are an easy peasy add on to make any card great!  Chocolate = Awesome - Right!  

Cool treats, Frozen Treat, Tasty Treats, #cooltreats, #tastytreats, #frozentreats, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #candytreat, #nuggettreat, #stampinupdemonstrator, #birthdaycard,

I used the Celebrations Duo embossing folder to create the debossed "celebrate" image.  Then I stamped the ice cream popsicles over the top in Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder.  

Look closely at the popsicles - do you see the bit of shine on them?   Here's the tip:  If you use the fine tip glue pen and paint the images, the glue dries clear and gives you that cool shine that makes them look more real!  I used the fine tip glue pen to also add the sprinkles embellishments that are also part of the Cool Treats Product suite.  

I think this product suite - is "cool" and would be a Tasty Treat to be in your stamping cupboard!  (LOL).


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Jar of Love (or M&M's!)

Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Framelits, #jaroflove, #everydayjars, #valentinetreat, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #valentine, #candytreat, #stampinupdemonstrator, #stampinupdemoThe Jar of Love Halloween treat holders were such a great hit at my house, I had to give it a try for Valentines Day!  This turned out super duper cute AND the M & M's fall out - and give easy access to snag a few for myself!  

 Check out this video for a few hints. . .


  • Whisper White cardstock for the 2 jars.  I used the largest jar.  The outlines were stamped in Basic Gray. 
  • Layering Ovals framelits - use the smallest oval to cut an oval in one of the jars.
  • Window Sheet - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Whisper White Thick cardstock used to make box inside jars;   1 3/4" wide x 3 3/4".  Score with the long side vertical 3/8" from each edge.  Score on the horizontal edge 1" from each edge for sides of box. 
  • Basic Gray cardstock stamped in Basic Gray ink for jar lids
  • Sending Love 1/8" Real Red Ribbon bow, Greeting from Jars of Love stamp set, punched out with Classic Label punch from Flirty Flamingo cardstock. 

Tell me what you think of this cute treat by leaving me a comment!


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Sending Love Valentine Treat

Sealed with Love, Sending Love, Valentine, Valentine Treat, #sendinglove, #sealedwithlove, #lovenotes, #valentine, #valentinetreat, #stampinup,, #bjpeters, #stampinupdemonstrator, #candytreat

It's almost Valentines Day and if you are like me, you are looking for cute, quick and easy Valentine Treats.  Would you agree?  I have a solution for you - this Sending Love treat bag fits the bill!  I've event created a video to help you out!

I used the Sending Love designer series paper stack.  It is 6" x 6".  Scoring;

  • 1 side;  3/4", 1 1/4", 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 4", 4 1/2"
  • other side; 1"


I hope you give this cute treat a try!   It will be super easy to make a bunch of these!    Add your chocolate - and maybe eat a couple of pieces along the way!   Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this treat holder! 


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Creative Inking Blog Hop - Winter Frolics

Stampin' Up!, Blog Hop, BJ Peters

Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop with a theme of Winter Frolics.  The winter frolics have started at our house. . our grandson is 20 months and is absolutely LOVING the snow. 

12-2-16He doesn't like gloves because he can't get the thumb thing worked out.  His hands get cold. . . so I am thinking it is time for him to be introduced to hot chocolate which is the inspiration for my share today using the Snow Place stamp set and Snow Friends framelits. 

Snow Place, Snow Friends, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #snowfriends, #snowplace, #stampinup,, #bjpetersThe Snow Friends framelits and Snow Place stamp set are in the annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  It has been a perennial favorite for a few years.  The matchbox style card holds a package of hot chocolate - and of course you need some marshmellows for the hot chocolate! 

Snow Place, Snow Friends, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blog hop, #snowfriends, #snowplace, #stampinup,, #bloghop, #bjpetersSo stinkin' cute!   And super easy.  This could be a great last minute neighbor, mailman, teacher or co-worker gift this holiday season.  What are you waiting for? 

Stampin' Up!, Year End closeout, #stampinup, #stampinupsale, #papercraftingsale, #bjpeters,

Don't forget about the Year End Closeouts!   Amazing deals to be had!  


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Warmth & Cheer 50% off!

Tin of Tags, Warmth & Cheer, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #warmth&cheer, #tinoftags, #christmascard, #stampinup, #bjpeters,, #candytreat, #yearendcloseoutIf you have followed my blog at all, you know that I love the Warmth & Cheer designer series paper stack.  48 double sided sheets of wonderful Warmth & Cheer.  Well, it will for sure be gone on January 4 - but maybe sooner because it is part of the Year End Close out and is on sale for 50% off!  

Yes 48 6" x 6" sheets (4 sheets each of 12 double sided designs) is yours for only $5! 

Tin of Tags, Warmth & Cheer, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #warmth&cheer, #tinoftags, #christmascard, #stampinup, #bjpeters,, #candytreat, #yearendcloseoutI used the Tin of Tags stamp set for this card - another retiring product (insert sad face).  I layered it on the Stitched Shapes framelits and Layering Circles framelits - which are also on sale!   I was surprised by the Layering Circles being on sale because they have been very popular with my customers.   (so if you don't have them - get them now!)  Be sure and check out the Year End Closeout Sale!

Tin of Tags, Warmth & Cheer, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #warmth&cheer, #tinoftags, #christmascard, #stampinup, #bjpeters,, #candytreat, #yearendcloseoutAnd sometimes you need just a little treat to add to a card and this little bag is perfect!   All you need is a paper trimmer to make it!  Here are the dimensions;

  • Warmth & Cheer dsp cut to 6" x 4 1/4"  (if your pattern has a top & bottom like mine, be sure to plan your scoring accordingly)
  • Score on one side at 1", 3 1/2" 
  • Score on other side at 1 3/4", 2 3/4", 4 1/2", 5 1/2"
  • to wrap the Hershey Nuggets, you need a 1" x 3" piece of dsp. 


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Getting Ready for Craft Fairs

Peaceful Pines, Craft Fair, Stampin' Up!, #peacefulpines, #craftfair,, #christmasspecialtydesignerseriespaperI have been getting ready for a number of craft shows and other sales opportunities that I do every November.  Today, I thought I would give you a sneak peak of some of the items I will be selling this year.

This first item is chapstick wrapped in the Christmas Specialty designer series paper.  I put them into our 1" x 8" bags (sadly retired last year).  The greeting is from the Peaceful Pines stamp set.

Craft Fair, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #craftfair, #stampin'up!,, #bjpetersThese are snack size candy bars wrapped with cardstock and decorated.  For the hats, I used the fingers from one size fits all gloves.  Stay tuned to what I used some of the rest of the gloves for!  These little guys are soooo cute!

Rolo snowmen, Craft fair, Stampin' Up!, #craftfair, #rolosnowman, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comHere I used the fingers from the gloves again for the hats for these rolo snowmen.  The scarves are from pieces of the gloves as well - might as well use the whole glove right? 

  Hershey Snowmen, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, #craftfair, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comAnd finally Hershey candy bars wrapped and decorated.  Now you can see what I used the wrist and the palm part of the gloves for.  These are always popular sellers at craft fairs. 

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Snuggets getting Cozy

Stitched with Cheer, Candy Treats, Craft Fair, #stitchedwithcheer, #candytreats, #craftfair, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comCheck out how cozy these little snuggets are!    Yes, I am calling them snuggets.  They are Hershey nugget candies snuggled in hats made of fingers from the one size fits all gloves.  The greeting from the Stitched with Cheer stamp set is the perfect finishing touch for these little cozy treats. 

These little guys are always a favorite at my craft fair booth during the holiday season.  Since November is a month where I have a number of craft fairs, I've started lining up my products.  I'm sure this year will be no different and they will be snatched up in a heartbeat! 


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Floral Boutique (it's on sale!)

Floral Boutique, Sunshine Sayings, Botanical Builder, Stampin' Up!, #sunshinesayings, #floralboutique, #botanicalbuilder,, Floral Boutique designer series paper is one of my all time favorite papers that Stampin' Up! has ever produced.  I think I may have to hoard this one!  It's one of the designer series papers on sale this month - can you believe it!  By the way, I still have 2 Floral Boutique Class kits available - the last 2! 

I love the combination here with the Blushing Bride Botanical Builder flower and Baker's Twine.  It's really a creative combination don't you think?  What other colors would you pair with Floral Boutique?

Floral Boutique, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #floralboutique, #stampinbj.comI encourage you to check out the designer series paper sale here! There are more fabulous papers to choose from too! 

Here's another idea using the fabulous Floral Boutique designer series paper and the 3" gusseted cellophane bags.  A perfect (and quick) treat or gift to make! 

One Big Meaning , Floral Boutique, Stampin' Up!, BJ PEters, #floralboutique, #candytreat, #thankyougift, #onebigmeaning, #stampinbj.comI love how the 2 sided designer paper makes this simple bag gift look so great!  Imagine giving this card and bag of chocolates (my fav!) together.  Your friend will be sure to give you a big ol hug after the squeal of delight! 


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Halloween Treat with Envelope Punch Board

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun, Stampin' Up!, BJ PEters, #spookyfun, #cookiecutterhalloween, #candytreat, #envelopepunchboard, #stampinbj.comWoo Hoo!  Check this out!   A Super Duper easy Halloween treat box made with the Envelope Punch Board!  The box uses the Cookie Cutter Halloween and Spooky Fun stamp set.   This box holds 4 small Halloween treats! 


Here's a close up of the Cookie Cutter Halloween vampire on a clothespin.   Super easy. 

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun, Halloween Treat, #spookyfun, #cookiecutterhalloween, #envelopepunchboard, #halloweennight,, #bjpetersIsn't he cute!  What would you put in this box?  

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Cookie Cutter Treat

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Candy Treat, Tin of Tags, #cookiecutterchristmas, #candytreat, #tinoftags, #bjpeters, #christmascandy, #stampinbj.comAfter making those super cute Halloween treats last week (Check them out here - complete with video!)  I shared one that I did with the Candy Cane Lane designer series paper and the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle.  I wanted you to get a close up of that super easy little treat holder so here it is!  Ta Da!

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Candy Treat, Tin of Tags, #cookiecutterchristmas, #candytreat, #tinoftags, #bjpeters, #christmascandy, #stampinbj.comThe full details on how to make these easy peasy treat holders you'll find on the video but, suffice it to say, it is truly easy!  I love the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle!   (By the way, that class in the mail has been pretty popular too!)  Here you can see the reindeer - hard to see but I used a little of the Gold Wink of Stella on his nose - it has to be shiny you know!  The greeting is from the Tin of Tags stamp set in the Holiday catalog - LOVE the saying! 

How many of these will you make? 

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Hay Ride, Leaves & Harvest

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Stampin' Up!, Halloween Treat, #cookiecutterhalloween, #halloweentreat, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampinbj.comI couldn't help myself.  Well not because it's chocolate totally but, these candies were just so darn cute!  Check out what they say!   "Hay Ride"  "Leaves" and "Harvest".   Yes, I showcased a similar item with a video yesterday (check that out here).  But, the cuteness factor had me! 

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #halloweentreat, #cookiecutterhalloween, #stampinup,, #bjpetersI used the scalloped tag topper punch and the Kraft cardstock to make the tag.  Of course the vampire comes from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.  I colored it with Stampin' Write markers and attached him to the tag with dimensionals.  Super easy.  You could easily make a bunch of these!

Don't forget about the free tutorial for the Cookie Cutter Halloween Class when you purchase the Cookie Cutter Christmas class!

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Cookie Cutter Halloween Treats

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Halloween treats, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #cookiecutterhalloween, #halloweentreat, #stampinup, #bjpeters, #stampibj.comIt's that time of the year where we start thinking about Halloween treats.   This is a super simple treat that anyone can do!   It uses the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and Cookie Cutter builder punch.  Well and let's not forget that you'll need 5 Hershey Nuggets!   Check out the video and then the supply list below!


Pretty fun & easy right?  

Remember to check out the Cookie Cutter Christmas Class by Mail or in person.  Details Here.

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Stampin' Up!, BJ PEters, #cookiecutterchristmas, #bjpeters,, #christmascard, #stampingclassinthemail, #stampinupclassinthemail

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Cookie Cutter Halloween

Cookie cutter halloween, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #cookiecutterhalloween,, #bjpeters, #stampinuptutorialCheck out this super cute selection of Cookie Cutter Halloween items!   I love the coordination of these items with the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle!  Yesterday, I posted a super cute card set idea with the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle.  As part of that class, I promised a free tutorial for the coordinating  Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.  The free tutorial will include these items! 

Cookie cutter halloween, Stampin' Up!, bj peters, #cookiecutterhalloween, #bjpeters,, #halloweencardsThis cute vampire kid is complete with a Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper bow tie and is featured on top of the Halloween Night Specialty designer series paper. 

Cookie cutter halloween, Stampin' Up!, #cookiecutterhalloween,, #bjpetersThe mummy man stand out in front of another design in the Halloween Night Specialty designer series paper.  What a fun print!

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #cookiecutterhalloween, #bjpeters,, #halloweencardAnd then there's the cute scarecrow!  I love the "hang in there" saying which is from the Here for You stamp set.

Cookie cutter halloween, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, #cookiecutterhalloween,, #bjpeters, #candytreat, #halloweencandytreatAnd finally the skeleton man decked out in a Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper bow tie adorning a cute treat bag filled with a favorite Halloween candy! 

Check out the Cookie Cutter Christmas Class here and get your

Free tutorial with a class purchase. 



Ready to Pop

Ready to Pop. Popcorn Box Thinlits, Candy Treat, BJ Peters,, #popcornbox, #readytopopCheck out this festive Popcorn Box Thinlit candy treat!   Instead of making a box, I just used 1 of the thinlits in Dapper Denim and created a pouch which I added some twizzlers to.  It was super easy to make.  I will be at a craft show this weekend and this will be one of the offerings at my booth.   It's outside so I stayed away from chocolate since it will be a tish warm!

Ready to Pop, Ready to Pop. Popcorn Box Thinlits, Candy Treat, BJ Peters,, #popcornbox, #readytopop

Check out this closeup of the pouch.  I adorned with a star punch in silver glimmer paper over the top of designer series paper from the Brights backgrounds stack in Real Red.  Pretty easy! 

I'm loving the Popcorn box thinlits! 


Open House Goodies

Playful Palette, Swirly Bird, Perfectly Wrapped, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters,, #bjpeters, #swirlybird, #perfectlywrapped, #playfulpaletteDay 1 of my New Catalog Open House was a hit!   Lots of customers got steals of deals!   Primarily, the BOGO sale had customers using their wish lists to fill out their order forms for free!   Yes, only 1 time a year, I have a BOGO sale with the newly retired stamp sets.  Buy 1 of them and get that amount to spend in the new catalog for free!  Yep - only during my New Catalog Open House!   Don't worry, there's one more day - TODAY 2-8pm!

And if you stop on by, these are 2 of the gifts you could receive!   The new Popcorn Thinlits die on the right side is filled with goodies and is the all attendee gift.  Decorated in Swirly Bird with the new gold binder clips and Playful Palette designer series paper.

If you are a club member - or join one of my hostess clubs, the gift on the left is yours!  It is filled with a sampling of new products including some of the new enamel shapes and some chocolate!   If you are a long distance club member - or join as a long distance club member, your treat box will be mailed to you!  Yea! 

Make sure to stop on by today - there are still deals to be had! 


Last Chance Bundles

We all love the bundles that Stampin' Up! created for us at a 15% discount.  Now is the time to get your favorite bundles before they aren't available anymore!  Wait, some of them will be still available, right?  Yes and No. . . all of the current bundles (except the clear block bundle) will be retiring at the end of May.  Some of the products will still be available - but not in the bundle.  Here are a few of my favorites;


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 I've shown the clear or photopolymer versions and some are available in wood mount as well.  Check out all of the bundles here.  Don't delay! 
Check out a few of my favorites.
Stampin' Up!, BJ peters, Bear Hugs, Beautiful Bloms, Party with Cake, Rose Wonder, #stampinbj, #bjpeters,


Paper Pumpkin - Pocketful of Cheer

Paper Pumpkin, March 2016, Pocketful of CheerI squealed with delight when I found this month's Paper Pumpkin box on my doorstep Saturday - and the squeal intensified when I opened it.  I LOVE the color combination used this month!   In fact I think I have to use this this color combo again in the future! 

  Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, March 2016, Paper Pumpkin, Pocketful of CheerI absolutely loved working with this kit.   Truly I have created some of the very best alternate projects ever!   This month's kit is called Pocketful of Cheer.  The kit is intended to give you 8 gift cards and 8 gift card envelopes.  I know that my Paper Pumpkin subscribers are going to LOVE this month's free tutorial!  The two 3D items are super cute! 

Last month when I sent out my tutorial to my customers, I received 2 requests for not just the tutorial but a packet of supplies for the alternate projects.  Well, I'm happy to oblige that for my customers this month!  They're gonna be happy! 

If you're ready to get your Paper Pumpkin subscription started, You can sign up here!   Remember that until the end of March, you get Sale-a-Bration benefits with every $50 in merchandise, so if you purchase a 3 month subscription for $55, make sure you choose your free item!  Sign up here!

 I will send your free tutorial and information on the alternate project packets.  My step by step tutorial includes 13 projects and all supplies noted.  Here is Stampin' Up!'s video on creating the kit. 



Bunny Treat Boxes - sure to Delight!

Friends & Flowers, Candy Treats, BJ Peters, Videos, EasterCuteness Alert!!!!!   These Bunny treat boxes are super duper cute and best of all, they are super easy to make!   I can't wait to make a few more of these to have on my Easter table and in my Easter Baskets for my kids and grandkids!   I love that they hold some candy - but not a ton! 

I created a video that shows you exactly how quick and easy they are to make. . .


Am I right?   Cute, Quick and Easy!    As I promised in the video, here are the measurements;

  • Pool Party cardstock  5" x 5 1/2"   Score on the short side at 1/2", 1 1/2", 2 3/4", 3 3/4" and 5".  Score on the long side at 1" and 4 1/2"
  • 2 Birthday Bouquet designer series papers at 7/8" x 3 3/8" and 2 Birthday Bouquet designer series papers a 1 1/8" x 3 3/8"
  • 14" of coordinating ribbon
  • Whisper White or Soft Suede paper for the bunny face. 


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Easter Inspiration Day 6 Bunny Treats

Bunny cup, Easter, punch art bunny, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersLast day of Easter Inspiration (for now).  Cuz I have more!  This cute little bunny uses some of the same punches as yesterday but with a little twist. . . I used one of the little 5 ounce cups.  I had purchased them awhile ago and had a few left. 

Bunny cup, punch art, Easter Bunny, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersI used Watermelon Wonder for the color in the ears and feet.  Plus there's that gorgeous ribbon in Watermelon Wonder in the Occasions catalog that's the perfect "hair bow". 

As I've hinted, I kind of got carried away making Easter inspiration.  So, here's another bunny basket - literally.

Berry Basket, Berry Basket Bunny, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersLove the Berry Basket die. . . (check back tomorrow - you're gonna pee your pants!  guaranteed!)  I feel like I have given you a ton of ways to use these punches!   Now, I added the Ovals Collection of Framelits.

Berry Basket buny, Berry Basket, Punch art, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersAnd of course the bow builder punch.  Love this little guy!   He's already for a few treats in his belly! 

Do me a favor?  Leave me a comment and let me know what you thought about my Easter week inspiration. . .


Easter Inspiration Day 5 Bunny Fry Boxes

Fry Box, Easter, Bunny punch art, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersThe bunnies are just a hoppin' off my craft table.  I know I originally promised 5 days of Easter inspiration but, I have to tell you the Easter inspiration is multiplying just like bunny rabbits do!  There's (at least) 2 more days of fun!  Be sure and stay tuned! 

These bunnies are made from the Fry Box die.  What I love about this box is it is super duper simple.  You literally die cut and then fold and adhere 2 sides!  And to make this even better is the boxes use punches that you most likely already have - and if you don't, you need them anyway because these are some of the most commonly used punches!  Check out the full post and be sure and download the FREE TUTORIAL. 

Easter Fry Box. Bunny punch art, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersHere's fry box #1.  It is made from Pumpkin Pie designer series paper from the Brights backgrounds paper pack.  Punches I used are;

  • extra large oval
  • large oval
  • 1" circle
  • 1/2" circle
  • 3/4" circle
  • Itty Bitty accents punch pack

Bunny Fry Box, Bunny Punch art, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Botanical Builders framelitsHere is Fry Box #2 - or the bunny butt diving into the candy!  I used Soft Suede cardstock stamped with the Hardwood background stamp.  I love the flower & leaf accents from the Botanical Builder framelits.  Punches I used are;

  • 1 3/4" circle
  • large oval
  • Owl builder punch
  • 1/2" circle
  • 7/8" scallop circle

Thanks for stopping by!   Please let me know what you think of my Easter inspiration!   I'll even give you a free tutorial in advance for leaving me a comment!   Here is the Download Bunny Fry Boxes tutorial for you!


Easter Inspiration Day 2 - Bunny Basket

Easter Basket, Envelope Punch Board, Punch Art, Stampin' Up!, BJ PeterWhoa!  Check out this super cute bunny!  It's a cute little treat basket ready to fill with  Easter treats!  You aren't going to believe where the carrot comes from!   Check out this video for how to make this cute little basket! 


I hope you think he is just as cute as I do.  Love how you can use the Botanical Builders stamp set and framelits can be used for more than just leaves!  If you follow my at all, I keep telling you that punches are a gift that keeps on giving.  There are so many uses for them - they just keep being used over and over!  The punches I have used on this guy are ones that are very frequently used. 

There are so many uses for the Envelope Punch Board as well.  Here is another project I made with the punch board.  And perhaps you'll see another project with the punch board later this week! 

Be sure and check back for Day 3 of my Easter Inspiration tomorrow!




Friends & Flowers, greatest greetings, Wow!   I was at the store the other day and saw Carrot Cake Kisses!  I knew right then and there that I had to make a Kiss Gift Card holder like I did for Valentines.  If you missed that one, you can see it with a video here.

It sure turned out cute!!!!  Oh, and the Carrot Cake Kisses?   They taste good too - even can taste the cream cheese frosting!  (they could be dangerous if htey stay in my studio too long). 

Friends & Flowers, Candy Treat, Easter, Stamin' Up!, BJ PetersHere is the back side.  Space for me to write a note.  But, check out those cute little carrots!   Want to know where they came from?  You aren't going to believe it. . . .it's from the Botanical Blooms & Botanical Builder framelits!   Love it when you can use something you already have for a new purpose! 

Be sure and check out the video and create your own sweet treats for Easter! 

If you are getting in the Easter treat making mode, be sure and watch my blog next week for a hoppin Easter week sneak peek! 


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An Easter Carrot anyone?

Polka Dot Cone bag, Easter candy, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI love it when I get treats in the mail!   This is another treat from my friend Jill!.  She used the Polka Dot Cone Cellophone bags from the Occasions catalog.  Then she added a super cute tag made with the Chalk Talk Framelits as the base.

Polka Dot Cone Cellophane Bags, Chalk Talk Framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI love this little bunny - his face is a circle punch cut off to match the outline of the Cucumber Crush Chalk Talk framelit.  The ears are the large oval and the (retired) small oval combined.  The printed paper is from the Love Blossom designer series paper stack.  He's so cute!

Polka Dot Cone cellophane bags, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersThe polka dot cone cellophane bags are so easy to use!   They aren't too big that you have to use a ton of candy to fill.  My friend Jill said she used a 1/4 cup of jelly beans that she bought from the bulk section of her grocery store.  She added 15 green ones and then tied with the 1" Cucumber Crush lace trim. 

You could easily and quickly make a bunch of these - get your supplies ordered and get going!



'owl take that mint

Owl, Candy treat, Love BLossom, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersOMG - isn't he cute!  And just wait to see how simple they are!  You could get a bag of the peppermint patties and be ready to spread some Valentine cheer to your kids class, teachers, neighbors, co-workers and well anyone else you want to bless!  It's easy to imagine the smile on their faces when they get this cute treat - and you'll be smiling too!   Owl, Valentine, Candy Treat, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersSee - just a peppermint patty inside.  Here's a quickie video to help you put this sweet owl together. 


So, now do you agree that this is a cute, quick and easy treat?   How many of these little guys are you going to make?  Thanks for stopping by! 




Valentine Owl Treat Tube

Love Blossom, Candy treat, STAmpin' Up!, Valentine, BJ PetersThis Valentine Owl is so cute!   And he is easy to make with a few punches!   You'll be very surprised to see what I used to make him around!  Imagine the fun of making a few of these with your kids.  I put a little "love note" in mine - actually it is a love note - telling Jim to leave the candy alone!  LOL. 

I've recorded a video to help you make these - check it out!   Be sure and leave me a comment and tell me what you think. 

 I hope you give him a try! 

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Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop - All You Need is Love

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Welcome to the Mediterranean Achievers Blog hop. The theme this month is All You Need is Love. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. Make sure to save your favorites with the "pin it" buttons. 

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - BJ Peters or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.  Thanks for taking part in our blog hop.  Enjoy!

Jan 16Squeal!   I'm sooooo excited to share this project!   I think it turned out super cute!  Valentines Day is right around the corner - and you have to give chocolates right!    Well this one has a gift card holder too!   This project was inspired by my friend Kelly.  This was so much fun to make - I think I've made 8 in the last 2 days!

Check out my video for how to make this cute - squeal worthy project!


As promised, here are the dimensions and score lines for this project.

  • Melon Mambo cardstock 6 3/4" x 10 1/4"  Score on the long side at;  2 3/4", 5 1/4", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 8 3/4", 9 3/4".   Score on the short side at 1" and 5 3/4". 
  • Have a Cuppa designer series paper; 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock (for back);  4 1/2" x 3 1/2"

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Well there is more inspiration awaiting you!   Below you will see the products used on this project.  But, keep on going because there is some seriously AMAZING projects on the blog hop list below!  You just have to check them all out!

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O Christmas Treat!

Santa's Gifts, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!, Polka Dot Cone Cellophane BagsI'm soooo excited to share this Christmas Tree or Treat!   So stinkin' cute and easy peasy!    I can see making a little forest of these trees for friends and co-workers!   Oh, they wouldn't be bad stocking stuffers either - well as long as they weren't hung on the mantle of a hot fireplace! 

Santa's Gifts, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Polka Dot Cellophane BagsThe Polka Dot Cone Cellophane Bags are a NEW offering in the Occasions catalog!   Are you wishing you were a demo and could have some of these beauties right now?   I've had cone bags before - but they were much bigger - and then perhaps a little more difficult to fill and work with.  These are such a perfect size!  25 bags for $6.00 

Santa's Gifts, POlka Dot Cone Cellophane Bags, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!I added a cute little tag with the Notetag punch and Santa's Gifts stamp set.  Love the ribbon too!  And the ribbon is retiring from the Holiday catalog. 

Are you loving the sneak peaks from the Occasions catalog?  There are more to come!  Do you have your catalog yet?  Keep watching, they should be here soon!



Snowman Hat Treat Box

Season of Cheer, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Wink of Stella, Snowflake ElementsHere's a Pinterest inspired treat holder.  I made these for my downline get together this week.   They sure turned out cute!   I used a mix of old and new products.  These are perfect neighbor and co-worker gifts! 

Snowflake Elements, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersCheck out the Snowflake Element - notice that it perhaps has a little glitter to it?   In the Occasions catalog a new accessory called Wink of Stella is a glitter pen that adds this little shimmer. . . hard to see in the photo I know.   Trust me.   Here's the basic directions;

  1.  Numbering the Circles Collection framelits from smallest to largest, Cut a #6 and #9 circle from Basic Black cardstock. 
  2. With a 9 3/4" x 3 3/4" Black cardstock, score on the long edge at 3/4".  Using the fringe scissors, cut up to the score line the length of the strip.  
  3. Using Fast Fuse, Adhere this piece in a circle.  Use the #6 circle around the strip to help keep it in a circle.  Adhere the ends to the #6 circle.  This circle becomes the inside base of the round cylinder for the hat.  
  4. Adhere this to the hat brim - the #9 circle with Fast Fuse.
  5. With a strip of designer series paper 1" x 10".  Adhere around base of hat.  
  6. Decorate with Snowflake elements and ribbon.  
  7. Fill with treats!  Enjoy.    


Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Fall

Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersWelcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop for October 2015.  The theme this month is Fall.  I've seen the uhhhhmazing projects for this month and you are going to be inspired!   Enjoy!

Vintage Leaves, Candy Treat, Napkin ring, blog hop, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI hope you are inspired by my table decor for my Thanksgiving table.  Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets framelits were used to create this napkin ring and chocolate treat holder. 

Vintage Leaves, napkin ring, leaflets framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, blog hopI upcycled the napkin ring!  Do you recognize the cardboard circle from the glue dots?  I covered it with the Typeset DSP.  The Vintage Leaves are adhered to a 2" circle punched from the silver foil paper. 

Vintage Leaves, Leaflets framelits, Candy Treat, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blog HopI stamped the Mossy Meadow leaves tone on tone (Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow cardstock).  The Cajun Craze and Hello Honey leaves are embossed with gold embossing powder.  An accent of Gold metallic thread and Venetian Crochet trim accent this beauty. 

This treat holder is made from the Ornate Tag Topper punch and hold 2 mini candy bars.  Yummy. 

Do you think they will look gorgeous on my Thanksgiving table? 

 Now hop on over to Sharon Burket's blog

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Howl-o-Ween Treats without the sweet

Howl-o-ween Treat, Boo to You Framelits, Halloween treats, STampin' Up!, BJ PetersWhile I know kids love the candy at Halloween, I don't like giving out a ton of that sweet stuff.  This year, I've got an alternative - these cute little chapstick holders!   If you're like me and want to cut back on the candy, then read on!

Howl-o-ween Treat, Boo to YOu Framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Halloween treatI used the Howl-o-ween treat stamp set with the Boo to You framelits.  A quick and perfect solution to the 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" box created by scoring every 3/4" on the 3 1/2" side and one 3/4" score on the other side.  Kids (and parents) will love this treat.  I used a bit of the Happy Haunting DSP to cover the chapstick that I purchased online.

Sparkly Seasons, Black Glimmer Paper, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Halloween, Here's another version using the Sparkly Seasons stamp set and framlits.   I added a Black Glimmer paper hat cut with the Boo to You to framelits.  I can't wait to share these with the kids - of course they'll be disappointed there isn't candy but, I think in the end this will be a lasting and safe treat.


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Creative Inking Blog Hop - Hooray for Halloween

Blog Hop, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!Welcome to September's Creative Inking Blog Hop!  The theme this month is Hooray for Halloween!  Enjoy the hop!  It seems that this time of year we think about candy treats so I have chosen to give you inspiration for those.  Hope you enjoy!

Sweet Hauntings, Boo to You framelits, Notetag punch, Happy Haunting DSP, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersUsing the Sweet Hauntings stamp set and the Happy Haunting DSP, I wrapped a Hershey candy bar.  A Black Glimmer Paper Witches hat die cut with the Boo to You framelits tops the Notetag punched greeting.  

Sweet Hauntings, Happy Haunting DSP, Boo to You framelit, Bow Builder Punch, Black Glimmer Paper, Candy Treat, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!The bow was made from the Happy Haunting DSP and punched with the Bow Builder punch.  Finally a bow made with the Silver Metallic card adds a perfect finishing touch.

Sweet Hauntings, Boo to you framelits, Happy Haunting DSP, Fry Box, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersHere's the Fry Box Bigz die cut from Happy Haunting DSP.  I love the Fry Box die because it is so easy to put together - 1 piece!

Sweet Hauntings, Happy Haunting DSP, Spider Web doily, Fry Box, Candy Treat, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!The spider web doilies are so freaking awesome!   If you don't have them yet, you need to get them!  This project would be - blah without them!

Sweet Hauntings, Happy Haunting DSP, BOO to you framelits, Fry Box, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!I added the "boo" from the Boo to You framelits.  The witches hat is made from a 2" circle punch and the Tree Punch.  I added a Black Glimmer paper star from the Itty Bitty punch pack. 

I hope you have been inspired by these candy treats.  If you need more, check out this treat bag.   Two more ideas on this post.  Or this Fun Fold Card.  

Now hop on over to Amber Swifts blog

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Sparkly Seasons Treat Bag

Sparkly Seasons, Boo to You framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlit, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersCheck out this Sparkly Season Mini Treat Bag!   The Mini Treat Bag Thinlit is on the weekly deals this week - so it's the perfect time to buy!  The Mini Treat Bag is perfect for giving treats, note cards and gift cards.  Such a perfect size!  I die cut the treat bag from the Happy Haunting DSP from the Holiday catalog - love the little stars!  And the Hello Honey star is actually cut from a framelit included in the Mini Treat Bag thinlits!   There are actually 12 framelits total when you purchase the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. 

Sparkly Seasons, Boo to You Framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Mini Treat Bag, Candy Treat, HalloweenI stamped the pumpkin from the Sparkly Seasons stamp set.  Silver Glimmer paper was used to die cut the hat from the Boo to You framelits.  I added a strip of black glimmer paper to accent the hat.   The finishing touch is the greeting from the "And Many More" stamp set.    Well, actually the finishing touch is the candy that's inside! 

Be sure to check out this week's Weekly Deals!  This Mini Treat Bag thinlit is a great deal.  What my customers tell me is that they love this thinlit for the size and the multitude of ways it can be used.  Try it for yourself!


Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Halloween

Blog Hop, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!Welcome to the September 2015 Stampers Dozen Blog Hop with absolutely uhmazing Halloween inspiration!  Make sure to take the whole hop!

Howl-o-ween treat, Boo to You, Black Glimmer paper, Spider web doilies, Lots of Labels framelitsThis is a double Halloween treat - not just the card but, wait till you see the inside!   The Howl-o-Ween stamp set paired with the Boo to You framelits (purchase as a bundle for an instant 15% off!) are a perfect focal point for this card!  This was inspired by a swap card I received from fellow demo Brenda C.

Howl-o-ween treat, Boo to You framelits, Spider doilies, Lots of Labels framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersCheck out this cute owl layered on the Lots of Labels framelits adorned with a Spider Web doily (love those things!).  Check out the strip of Black Glimmer paper - another fav from the Holiday catalog.

  Howl-o-ween treat, Boo to You framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersCheck it out - he even has a magic wand!   Love the Boo to you framelits!

Howl-o-ween treat, Boo to YOu, Special fold, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Blog HopCheck how this card opens up!  The cardbase layer is 4" x 11".  Score on the long side a 3, 3 1/4, 8 1/2, 8 3/4.  Note the Tear & Tape adhesive on the bottom panel. 

Howl-o-ween treat, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersSo here's the second treat!   Love it!   Now, it's time for you to move on to the next blog.

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Among the Branches Treats

Among the branches, Spider Web doilies, BLack Glimmer paper, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersAre you looking for striking and easy treat?   Check out these Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags (boy that's a long name!).  On this one, I colored it with Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry.  I just used the stamp pad and masked off a line where the colors come together.  These are glassine type bags - great for food.  But, it will take a bit for the ink to dry on them.

Among the branches, spider doily, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peteres, Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift bagI used the Among the Branches stamp set (Holiday catalog) and a feature of a Class in the Mail.  I love the spider doilies and a bit of black glimmer paper.  Super fun! 

stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Among the Branches, Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bag, Flurry of Wishes, Snow Flurry PunchHere's a Holiday version - still using that amazing Among the Branches stamp set (are you sure you don't want to do the Class in the Mail?)  My downline, Tatiana made this one.  Island Indigo and Pool Party Ink were used.  She added snowflakes from the Flurry of Wishes bundle in the Holiday catalog.

Among the branches, Snow Flurry punch, Flurry of Wishes, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersWatch for more to come on the Flurry of Wishes bundle - it's one you're gonna love too!  The silver glimmer paper and rhinestones with embossed snowflakes make this one shine!

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Debut of "Among the Branches" and Class By Mail

Among the Branches, Woodlands, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, Class by mail, Holiday catalogANNOUNCING!  A new service!   Yes!  I'm so excited to announce this!  I've been planning for awhile and this weekend, I completed not 1 but 2 classes for it!  

"Among the Branches" is a brand spankin' new stamp set in the Holiday catalog.  I love stamp sets that work for multiple seasons - and are reasonably priced - and this one fits that bill.  But wait, there's more!   It's part of a bundle with an absolutely must have embossing folder called Woodlands.    Truly, this embossing folder will be one that you reach for all of the time!   So as a bundle, you automatically save 15%!   Now, that's a deal!  But wait. . . there's more?

Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Woodlands embossing folder, Among the Branches, Holiday, Stamps in the mail, class in the mailHow would you like to learn how to make this card and 3 other cards?  Plus have all the cardstock cut and ready for you?  Oh and don't forget about full color instructions so that you can refer to them again and again!  But, wait - there's more!

Nugget Box, Among the Branches, Stamps in the Mail, Class in the Mail, Stampin' up!, BJ PetersHow about instructions on how to make this nugget box?  A quick & easy gift for any season - although this one is looking like it's for Christmas.  Oh, and this cardstock is cut for you too!  Yippee!

Well, Class in the Mail is all about allowing you to create these projects at a time when it's convenient for you to make them!  Here's how it works;

  1. Go to the Class in the Mail page (see above) for the classes offered and all of the details.
  2. Order the class you want.
  3. Get your products mailed directly to you.
  4. Open and create! 
  5. Stay tuned for more Class in the Mail options (the next one is super duper Merry Moments!)


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Howl-o-Ween Treats!

Howl-o-Ween Treat, Candy Treat, Stampin' up!, BJ Peters, Happy HauntingAs I promised you yesterday, here are a couple of "treats" using the Howl-o-Ween Treats stamp set and coordinating Boo to You Framelits.  (They're a bundle - so 15% off!). 

This treat is 8 Hershey Nuggets covered in Happy Haunting DSP and slipped into a clear box.  The tag is from the Howl-0-Ween stamp set.  The tag is from the Ornate Tag Topper punch secured with the Black Satin ribbon and Black Baker's twine (on the weekly deal, just sayin!)

Howl-o-Ween Treat, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Boo to You, Petite Cafe Gift BagHere's treat #2 in the Petite Cafe Gift Bag, covered in stars using the Hearts & Stars mask.  I love these bags!  A tin tie closure and inside coating allows you to put anything into the bag and close - and re-close it many times!

Howl-o-Ween Treat, Boo to You framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Gift Bag, Candy TreatI love this guy!   He's sooo cute!   Imagine giving this treat bag to your favorite trick or treaters this year!   Or - make it an adult trick or treat bag - fill with - well more adult things of your choice!  LOL.  This guy is so easy with the framelits!   Yep, you need to have him.


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OMG - Tag Talk Gift Cake!

Go Wild, Tag Talk, Nugget Cake, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, gift cardIsn't this stinkin cute!    I was soooo inspired by my friend Connie S who created a nugget cake that I had to make one (or more) too!   I was actually surprised at how easy it was.  I love the details.

Go Wild, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Nugget Cake, Gift Card Check out the details.  Rhinestones, Sequins, ribbon and more!   The DSP stacks are perfect to use to make this project - many contrasting patterns that help bring this project to life.   Look closely at the rhinestones.  They were colored with a red sharpie marker to match the colors for this project.

Go WIld, Tag Time, Stampin' Up!, BJPeters, Gift card holder, nugget cakeThe top of the cake holds a flameless candle.  This can be turned on because the top part of the cake is removeable to access the switch.  Next focus on the gift card holder.  It was made using the handpicked framelits.  I used the 2 way glue pen to create - a little sticky - that is repositionable - holding the gift card in place. 

Pretty Petals, Nugget cake, Gift holder, Tag Time, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersHere's one with the Cherry on Top DSP stack.  So cute!!!   Love these nugget cakes!  Would you like to know how to make them too? 


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All About Sugar

All About Sugar, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersAll About Sugar is what's for dessert!   At least is was what was for dessert last night when I had a stamping evening with my downline.   We played with new things and of course I had to make sure they had a sweet treat and dessert!   I received this stamp set while I was on the Hawaii Grand Vacation last month.   (I like it even better when it' a freebie!)  It's a super cute stamp set. 

All About Sugar, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI used the Sweet Lil Things DSP for the background in this sample.  Then I stamped the "sweet treats" greeting twice - once in pool party (which is the color of the Fry Box)  and again in Watermelon Wonder.  I added the starburst circle in Hello Honey.  (these are the colors in the Sweet Lil Things DSP).   Finishing with a couple of dimensionals and rhinestones for a little bling. 

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I added a bag of Swedish Fish in my Fry Box. .. with an "enjoy" tag.   If you haven't yet checked out the Fry Box die - it's a quick and easy.  And great for any occasion or gift - bonus it fits Gift Cards!!!

If you'd like to join my team and have stamping nights and treats like this. . . you can!  Whether to get a discount on your own purchases or to make some $.  This month you can get up to $205 worth of Stampin' Up! products in your kit that you choose for $99.  Give me a call for more info.


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Challenge - 40 Days of cards!

I received this challenge from a friend of mine - and I have accepted!  That means, you could be a winner!  But, why not choose this season to pay it forward and take the challenge too!

Handmade cards, BJ Peters, Stampin' Up!Seriously - 40 cards or RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness) during Lent.  What a great way to pay it forward.  The meaning of a handmade card received in the mail was just refreshed in me hearing Jason Wright speak on his book - Wednesday Letters.  (oh, what I wouldn't give to have a card from my mom in her handwriting!)

MailHere's my first installment!   Could one of them be yours?  I love doing RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness)!   I always try to imagine the smile on the faces of the recipients!    So, if you participate, please leave me a note on this post and I think I will have to draw for a RAK at the end of March!

Best Year Ever 5Here's another RAK I have been doing. . . I made up a few of these bags and keep in my purse and car.  There's a simple mint inside with a little note.  It's perfect to give to reward exceptional service at the grocery store, bank, post office, co-worker, etc. 

Best Year Ever 6Isn't it cute!   So, check out the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit - and the Best Year Ever DSP - a freebie during Sale-a-Bration. 

Speaking of Sale-a-Bration - stay tuned for an EXCITING announcement regarding Sale-a-Bration!  It's starting March 1!!!  


Easy Peasy Valentine Treat

Image-1(31)This is sooooo stinkin' easy - you can whip these up in no time!    I started with Valentine suckers.  Then I cut a strip of cardstock 6 1/2" x 2".   You will punch each end with one of the tag punches.  We have 3 to choose from;

  • Scalloped Tag Topper
  • Angled Tag Topper
  • Ornate Tag Topper

Image-1(33)The Angled Tag Topper and The Ornate Tag topper work the best because the hole in them is round.  As you can see, punch both ends with the punch.  Slip the sucker stick through the hole for the back side first and then bring the front side through. 

Image-1(32)Then just decorate the tag and slide the tag up and around the sucker!  Just like that you have a super cute treat!  Easy enough for kids, teachers, friends, store clerks and bank tellers!  I used the Hey, Valentine stamp set to decorate the front of this Valentine.  It is from the Occasions catalog. 



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Sweet Treats

Image-1(2)These cute little reindeers - actually Rudolphs were a hit at last weekend's craft show.   In fact, they're all gone!  Let me tell you how easy he is to make and you'll be very surprised!

For starters - you need a 1/1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock (Soft Suede).  I scored at 3 7/8" and 4 5/8".  The neck is easily made with the envelope punch board - just line the left edge or your cardstock at the 1 1/2" mark.  So easy.  I also used the envelope punch board to round the top edges of his head.  Here's a side view for you - you can see the kit kat treat inside too!

Image-1(3)What I loved about making these guys is using the new Fast Fuse adhesive!   It is fast and easy.  Last year when I made the snowmen like this (see below), I used sticky strip for my strong adhesive. . . while that is a great adhesive, the Fast Fuse is - well just like the name - Faster!  and it is just as strong!  If you don't yet have some of this - you need to get it on your next order!

Here's the snowman made just the same way.

Image-1(4)These would look super cute tied to packages (I'm sure my grandkids will love it!).  I also thought about hanging a few on our tree.  See below for a list of the punches I used to make these cute little dudes.

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Holiday Treats! - So cute! (and easy!)

Fry box 2Are you looking for a perfect little something for your holiday table - or a great little gift for co-workers, neighbors & friends?   These fry boxes are a great die for that.  Decorate up as you wish. . . here are just a couple of ideas for you. 

Santa Fry Box - just a few punches and you are set to decorate away.  It holds just a few candies so it won't take a "mint" to make a few of them for gifts!   I used the small oval, large oval and the 7/8" scallop circle on this box.  The squares I cut with my cutter.   I did add a little texture to the large oval so that the "arms" stood out just a bit. 

Fry box 4And if you are needing an idea that is sooooo appealing to the young crowd, here it is.   I can't tell you how often little ones just stop and pick this little guy up and say - "Look mommy - olaf!"

Fry box 3Love the fry box for these easy treats - add a few punches in and you are set!   This guy is built with punches.  Check him out;

Fry box 5So now do you see why I say; "it's a punch - get it" when I give my commentary on the weekly deals?  You will forever use the punches - it's a great investment.

Fry box 6Yep - here's the face.  It's a little elementary - but the kids love it!  


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Curvy Keepsake Box - gotta have it!

 Wow, Check this out!  If you haven't yet ordered your Curvy Keepsake Box framelit - you need to get it done now!   To tempt, tease or give you more reasons to order, here are a few ideas to inspire you.

Curvy Keepsake box 1Whoa!  This cute little Santa box is ready to fill with your favorite candies or Christmas wishes.  Easy and cute.  The little "buckle" is the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.   The "ho! ho! ho!" sentiment is a perfect little finishing touch!

 The Curvey Keepsake Box is found in the Holiday catalog on page 11.  Sooo easy to make.  Here's another example. 


Curvy Keepsake box 2Frosty - the Curvey Keepsake Box has a hat made from the Note Tag Punch and the Modern Label punches  It drops simply over the Curvey Keepsake box handle so you can easily get at the treats inside the box and reseal for you to enjoy throughout the season.  These boxes would sure look cute on your holiday table!  


Curvy Keepsake box 3

 This is one of my favorites!  It is made with Vellum Cardstock (heavier than regular vellum).  I stamped a few snowflakes on it from Endless Wishes and added a battery operated candle inside - sooooo cute.  I need to make more of these for my holiday gatherings! 


Curvy Keepsake box 4Last but not least (for today at least - cuz there are more ideas!) is Rudolph!   The Red Glimmer paper nose is perfect!   The ears are from the 2 step bird punch and the horns are from the Flower Frenzy die.  He's just a little red nosed cutie pie!

 Make sure you get your box ordered today - and let the fun begin!




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Simply CelebrateThis super cute little bag is made with 1 sheet from the Fresh Prints DSP stack.  It holds a little Dove Chocolate!   The DSP paper is the perfect size for this cute treat.   Plus since there is very little cutting - it is quick and easy to make! 

I love these DSP stacks - if you don't yet have yours, It's in the Occasions catalog - but you have to get it before June 1!  Here's why I love it;

  • Value - 48 sheets 4 each of 12 double sided designs
  • Size - 4 1/2 x 6 1/2"   perfect size for so many things
  • Great designs
  • Only $6.95!

Simply Celebrate 1Such a cute little gusseted bag!    These would be easy to recreate for a shower, wedding, graduation, etc!  The flower is made from tissue paper.  I used 3 pieces (hint;  cut 3-4 layers at once) punched from the Pansy flower punch.  Place a brad in the middle and fluff up. 

Simply Celebrate 2

I saw this at Stampin' Up!'s catalog debut.  I love my job!   (you could too - let me help you!)  Here's the pattern I used;

Simply Celebrate 3Now, don't you want to make one of these?   You're going to be amazed how quick and simple it is!  Here are the key products you want to get before they are gone!

  • Fresh Prints DSP stack #132996 $6.95
  • Simply Celebrate stamp set  W #133221 $16.95    C #133224   $12.95
  • Gold Sequin Trim #132983  $4.95
  • Pansy Punch #130698 $15.95

So, don't delay. . . . the Occasions catalog is soon going away!  




Two carrots for you!

Wow!   Yesterday was a VERY exciting day!   If you wish you had more time to preserve your memories or scrapbook that mound of pictures you have - Check this exciting announcement out!

Starting May 1, (April 21 for demos!), Stampin' Up! is partnering with Becky Higgins with her Project Life line of simple quick and easy scrapbooking products.   This is such a PERFECT fit with Stampin' Up! - I can hardly stand it!  Watch this!


This is a VERY exciting time - if you want to get in on the ground level of this - now is a great time to join my team!   When you customize your starter kit on Monday, April 21 - you CAN include these products!!!  WOW!   Plus with the excitement of the new catalog - OMG - love it!   :)  Contact me for more info.

Ready for the other carrot?   Check this out;

CarrottYes - a real carrot filled with Easter treats.   Won't they look cute on your Easter table?   Everyone will love them - it will be like shaking Christmas presents to guess what kind of treat is in them!   Want to know how to make them?   Here's the tutorial

Start with a 4" x 6" piece of paper.  You will use sticky strip adhesive down one long side (on the right side of the paper) and one short side (the inside).  It's like a sour cream container.  Fold to adhere the long side together first.  Then pull off the covering of the inside sticky strip and adhere the bottom end together.  As you do this, make sure the seam from the long side is in the middle - not on the edge.  The secret to the sour cream container is to have the short side seams different - one in the middle and one on the side. 

CarrottStampin' Supplies;

  • Stamps;  I used a line image to add texture to the pink part of the ears.  The image I used is from the February Paper Pumkin.  I stamped it tone on tone with Pink Pirouette.
  • Cardstock;  1 1/2" x 4" Pear Pizzaz for the grass, Whisper White
  • Punches;  Full Heart Punch, Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1/4" circle punch (part of itty bitty punch pack on sale this week)
  • Accessories;  Fringe scissors, dimensionals, glue dots

Make sure you fill with your favorite treat before stapling shut! 

What do you think about the 2 carrotts?    I love them both!   Make it a great day!




Tuesday Deals! with a Sweet Treat

It's Tuesday and time for a new weekly deal!   This week's deal includes a punch that I used to make this cute little flower favor.   I was going to share this flower later this week but, you need to see it now that this punch is on sale!

FlowerAren't they cute!   So easy to make a bunch of them too!   Here is what you'll need;

Flower 1Supplies;

  • Cardstock;  Melon Mambo (DSP works great too!), Pear Pizzaz
  • Accessories;  Spiral Flower Die (Occasions catalog), Fancy Flower Punch, Glue Dots, Autumn Accents Die, Bone Folder
  • Non-SU;  Glue Gun

Here are the quick and easy steps to making this beauty;

  1. Die cut and punch pieces as shown.
  2. Using bone folder, break the fibers in the spiral flower die by curling (like you do ribbon on wrapping paper) around the bone folder.  You don't need much pressure as it will curl on it's own.  This is especially true when using DSP. Flower 2
  3. Attach the small end of the spiral flower die to the rolo with a mini glue dot and wrap the rest of the die cut around the rolo.  Place a small dab of hot glue (use low temp setting) on the last scallop of the spiral flower die to secure the rolo and die together.
  4. Using a small dot of hot glue, add the leaf to the Fancy Flower punch and then place the spiral flower with rolo on top. 
  5. You're done!




Curious about the Weekly Deals?  Here they are!   Order online or email me with your questions or your order;

April 1-7


For My Digital Studio fans, here are the newest downloads;

April 1Wanting to try My Digital Studio?   The 30 day free trial code is  #130910.  More info at


Have a great day!




Hip Hop Bunny Tails


Bunny tailCan you see these on your Easter table?   The kids and grown ups will absolutely love them!  Want to know a secret?   They are very quick and easy to make!

Here is what you need;

  • Paper;  Chocolate Chip cardstock, Chocolate Chip Designer paper stack, Pink Pirouette cardstock
  • Accessories;  Treat cups (#116802 $2.95 for 12 cups), pom pom, Glue Dots
  • Punches;  2 1/2" circle, 1 3/4" circle, small heart, Oval, Scalloped Oval

Bunny tail 2Here's the super easy instructions;

  1. Fill your treat cup with your candy and peel off the covering of the adhesive on the treat cup.  Place the 2 1/2" circle over the top.  Flip over (now your treat cup has the opening down but, it is covered by the circle).  Press around the adhesive so that the treat cup is well sealed to the circle.
  2. Using your favorite adhesive (I used snail) and adhere the 2 ovals together to make the ears.  I used glue dots on the bottom of the ears to the edge of the circle. 
  3. Now you will want to add the Chocolate Chip DSP circle. . . . here's how you make that;  Punch a 1 3/4" circle from the middle of your DSP.  Then punch a 2 1/2" circle around that 1 3/4" circle. 
  4. Bunny tail 3I love using the silicone sheet to add the adhesive to the circle.  I don't get adhesive on my stamping surface - only where I want it.  If you don't yet have one of these - you need to get one!  Place this circle right over the top of the treat cup and press down to adhere well.   Bunny tail 5

  5. Using a stampin' dimensional, I added a store purchased pom pom for the tail.  Then I used a glue dot to adhere the small heart.  And you're done!  Five easy peasy steps!

You can create them in other colors too - I did the white but, didn't like it quite as well.  Soft Suede was cute!   Leave a note and send a pic of what you create!

Bunny tail 6



A treat and more card buffet samples!

It's a treat - a hoppy (happy) treat!   When I was done making the Lucky Leprechaun, I knew there was a bunny in the future.  So what do you think?

Bunny envelope 2Isn't he just the cutest?  He's made with Envelope Punch board!  Love him!

Bunny envelope 3Can you see all the punches?  As I've said before - punches are the accessory that keeps on giving! 

Bunny envelope

Here's the next 4!


Mar card 5
Card 5 Just Sayin'

Love the Just Sayin' Bundle!   Check it out.  So fresh and fun.  Quick and easy.



Mar card 6
Card 6 Blessed Easter

Love this single stamp.  It's easy enough to use with and without the saying.  Single stamps are a great value. 



Mar card 7
Card 7 Happy Watercolor

Great stamp set with so many possibilities for techniques and variable looks.



Mar card 8
Card 8 Look Up to Father

I absolutely have fallen in love with the Hardwood background!   It is a must have.  Great for masculine cards.  Look Up to Father is another single stamp. 

I hope that you are looking forward to the card buffet - would love to see you there!   Remember that if you aren't in the area, you can request the class in the mail!





Lucky Leprechaun

Do you remember the cute little snowman I made at Christmas with the envelope punch board?  See it here on my old blog.   I knew there was a lucky leprechaun in my future. . . and he came to life today!

LeprechaunIsn't he just the cutest!   Just wait till you see just how easy he is to make!  And he has a surprise golden coin in the middle!

Leprechan 3

Here is what you'll need;

  • Garden Green cardstock 1 1/2" x 8 1/2"  Score at 3 7/8" and 4 5/8", 4 hearts from Owl punch
  • 1 3/8" Pink Pirouette Circle - face
  • 1 3/4" Cajun Craze Scallop circle punch
  • Basic Black word window punch, 1 5/8" x 3" basic black for hat, score and fold in half
  • 1/4" x 3 1/4" gold foil strip
  • scrap piece of Cajun Craze with label punch
  • Rhinestone colored with yellow sharpie marker
  • Gold Baker's twine bow
  • Black Stampin' Write marker
  • 2 small buttons from neutrals button pack
  • Pink Pirouette ink applied with Q-tip
  • Stampin' Dimensionals, snail adhesive, mini-glue dots
  • Silicone pad
  • Envelope punch board


  1. Using envelope punch board, make the neck of your Leprechaun by punching with left edge of cardstock at the 1 1/2" mark on all 4 long sides.  Fold body on score lines and add your golden coin or candy treat inside with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Adhere top together with snail adhesive.
  2. Adhere Cajun Craze scalloped circle with bottom near neck punches.  Adhere Pink Pirouette circle over the top with the bottom of the circle barely covering the bottom of the Cajun Craze Scallops. 
  3. Make hat base by using the corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board on the folded edges.  This is the top of the hat.  Place snail on the inside of the hat front and back and place on your leprechaun body over the top of the face.  Adhere the gold foil strip towards the bottom of the hat.  Add the word window punch for the brim elevated with stampin' dimensionals.  Finish with 4 small hearts in the shape of a 4 leaf clover.  Your colored rhinestone goes in the middle.  Hint:  using the silicone mat, you can easily put snail on small pieces without having snail all over your stamping surface!
  4. Using Q-tip in Pink Pirouette ink, color rosy cheeks and nose.  Add eyes and eyebrows with your Stampin' Write marker.  Add the mustache made with the Little Labels punch.  I used the Stampin' Write marker to make a mouth once I placed the mustache on the face. Leprechan 4
  5. Leprechaun 2Tie a bakers twine bow and adhere to neck with a mini glue dot.  Add the belt of gold foil and 2 black buttons with mini glue dots.  And your lucky leprechaun has come to life!






I hope you have enjoyed todays tutorial!   Leave me a comment and let me know how your lucky guy turned out!